1812Blockhouse: Three Years Of Pioneering

8 Sep , 2019  

You might not realize it, but at this very moment you are reading a post on a local news and information website that differs from almost every other such site in the country.

When the switch was flipped back on September 8, 2016, Richland County became the very first small to mid-sized media market in America (that we knew of or know of) with a site committed to keeping its readers informed not only through its own news coverage, but also by actually pointing readers to local news covered by other media as well. Each day since, we have not only done our own reporting, but we have featured links to stores on WMFD, the Mansfield News Journal, Richland Source, and to social media posts from dozens of other local governments, organizations, churches, and businesses to create a one-stop information center.

It has now been three years since 1812Blockhouse went live. Over 3,700 posts, 50,000 shared links, and millions of views later, that goal of creating informed readers remains at the very heart of what we do. More…

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Dispatch Looks At Impact Of New Distribution Center In Morrow County, Area

23 Jul , 2019  

On Sunday, the Columbus Dispatch took a look at one aspect of the massive Dollar Tree Distribution Center, now under construction just north of the State Route 61 intersection with I71 in southern Morrow County.

What caught the attention of writer Dean Narciso could be summed up in one word:

Traffic. More…


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Nanogate Receives 50 Million Euro Order

21 Feb , 2019  

Nanogate SE, a leading global specialist for design-oriented high-tech surfaces and components, is strengthening its order base. A new major order for the U.S. site encompasses a cumulative sales volume of around EUR 50 million over a period of about six years. More…


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Northeast Ohio, Including Richland County, Projected To Add 20,700 Jobs By 2023

4 Feb , 2019  

Northeast Ohio is projected to add 20,700 jobs across all occupations over the next five years, including 8,500 new healthcare openings for practitioners, and technical and healthcare support personnel.

Additionally, more than 1 million replacement workers will be needed over the next five years, including 160,000 in office and administrative occupations, and more than 100,000 in production sectors. Healthcare-related occupations will require 77,700 replacement workers. More…

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Take A Peek At The New Hudson & Essex Chandeliers

31 Dec , 2018  

The new Hudson & Essex Restaurant in downtown Mansfield is well on its way to a 2019 opening, and over the last few days chandeliers have been hung in the space. Click here for a sneak peek!

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Tax Credit Approvals Give Area A Double Jobs Boost

22 May , 2018  

When the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (“TCA”) met on Monday to review economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and regional partners, Mansfield and the Richland County area received some generally good news. More…

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Greater Ohio Talks Legacy Cities, Including Mansfield

16 Mar , 2018  

This past week, Greater Ohio, the statewide think tank and advocacy center for statewide initiatives on revitalization and sustainable growth, published a retrospective on its work over the last decade. Greater Ohio’s areas of focus include the following: More…

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Mansfield Company Receives Job Creation Tax Credit

31 Aug , 2017  

There was good news for the Mansfield economy today, as a local project was among those which received job creation tax credits from the State of Ohio.

The Governor’s office announced the awards, which represented eight projects set to create 3,792 new jobs and retain 459 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners. Collectively, the projects are expected to result in more than $115 million in new payroll, and spur more than $377 million in investments across Ohio. More…


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Richland Bank To Remodel Ontario Office

16 Apr , 2017  

In January, Richland Bank announced plans to combine its offices on West Park Avenue and Lexington Springmill Road. On April 5, the former closed, and work now turns to making improvements to the Ontario office. More…


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Economic Forecast Breakfast On Tap; Reservations Required

10 Jan , 2017  

The Mansfield/Richland County CVB, Richland Community Development Group, and the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce are joining to preserve the 2017 Economic Forecast Breakfast.

The event will take place on Tuesday, January 17 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center, 890 West Fourth Street. More…

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Columbus CEO Profiles Mansfielder At Helm Of VentureOhio

9 Jan , 2017  

In its December issue, Columbus CEO magazine took at look at the work of Falon Donahue, Chief Executive Officer of VentureOhio and someone raised on a Mansfield area farm.

In her position for the last year and a half, Donahue oversees an operation that has three overall objectives, according to its website – ensuring adequate capital for Ohio startups, fostering a collaborative statewide entrepreneurial ecosystem, and telling Ohio’s story. More…


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New Downtown Business Opens Today

2 Jan , 2017  

Downtown Mansfield’s newest business opens today, and it’s sure to be a colorful day on West Fourth Street.

Tara’s Floral Expressions, until now housed in the West Park Shopping Center, has announced their opening at their new location. As we shared in December, the store occupies the former long-time home of the Stuhldreher Floral Company at 48 West Fourth Street. More…

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Gorman Rupp Announces 82nd Consecutive Profit Sharing Checks; Shares Hit 52 Week High

17 Dec , 2016  

The Gorman-Rupp Company recently announced the distribution of profit sharing checks totaling more than $1.7 million to approximately 480 employees of its Mansfield and Gorman-Rupp Industries Divisions.

Jeffrey S. Gorman, President and CEO, stated that this was the 82nd consecutive year that Company employees have shared in the Company’s profits, a program started by co-founders J.C. Gorman and H.E. Rupp. More…

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Jay Plastics Purchased By German Firm, Eyes Growth

6 Dec , 2016  

Today an announcement came that brings an international company to America and to Mansfield.

Jay Plastics, which engages in high value surface engineering of polymer components, began operations in 1968. It has to date operated as a division of Jay Industries, a 100 year old Mansfield company. Its 400 employees manufacture products for the automotive industry as well as for other sectors, including household appliances. More…